Shi’ites accuse El-Rufai convoy of killing 5 members in Kaduna


The Islamic Movement, also known as the Shi’ites, has accused the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, of directing the security operatives on his convoy to open fire on its protesting members in Kaduna, killing at least 5 people.

The Islamic group made the allegation on Friday in a statement by Engr. Abdullahi Musa on behalf of the group in Abuja. 

Musa alleged that during the protest to press home their demand for the lifting of the travel ban placed on their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El- Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, not less than five people were killed, including one Aliyu Suleiman, an 18 years old Mechanical Engineering Student of Kaduna State Polytechnic, while several others were injured. 

The statement reads: “Few days after the  Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, incited members of his political Party in Zaria, against the the Islamic movement in Nigeria and it leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky(H), where he told them that they must Vote his anointed candidate, Senator Uba Sani, so he may finish off what he described as the remnants of El-zakzaky’s Shiites in Zaria.

“The Governor told the APC faithfuls that it’s only his successor that can fight and finish the Shiites in the state.

“Incidentally, less than 48 hours to the state’s Governorship election, followers of the oppressed leader of the Islamic movement in Nigeria came out to protest against tyrant Buhari’s refusal to remove the illegal travelling ban  on their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his Wife Zeenah to travel out for medical treatment, El-Rufai’s convoy, ran into the protestors and opened fire with live ammunition on them, killing more than five on the spot among which was Aliyu Suleiman, an 18 years old Mechanical Engineering Student of Kaduna State Polytechnic. 

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“Several others sustained various degrees of life threatening injuries, an unspecified number of passerby were also short and arrested.”


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